April 16, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA commissioner David Stern at press conference announcing ownership to Tom Benson and the awarding of the 2014 All Star game to the city of New Orleans at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

David Stern Actually Sets Date To Step Down As Commissioner

 

NBA commissioner David Stern has actually set a timetable on when he will step down and retire. Many were wondering when this day would ever come as Stern is not the most “liked” person around. Stern has said that the he will officially retire on February 1, 2014. Of course his successor will be the beloved Adam Silver. If any of you have seen or been to a NBA draft lottery, Silver gets aplauded for pretty much everything while Stern receives boo’s every time he shows his face.

 

Stern has had a long run as the commissioner of the NBA, February 1,2014 will make it 30 years for stern. Since February 1, 1984 Stern has been the Judge and the Jury of the NBA.

 

Stern has had a relationship with the New Orleans Hornets during his time as commissioner and he technically was the owner of the franchise for a period of time before the great Tom Benson bought in this off-season. Stern was responsible for the Chris Paul trade veto that would have sent him to the Los Angeles Lakers for Pau Gasol.

And for all you Stern haters don’t get so happy yet, he still has 15 months as NBA commissioner.

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